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Obit: Mary “Jean” Engelbrecht, 93, of West Bend

June 20, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Mary Jean Engelbrecht (nee Casey), age 93 years of West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2017.  Jean was born on May 23, 1924 to Raphael and Claire (nee Laffey) Casey and raised in Watertown.  Graduated from Watertown High School, class

Golden earring = burial insurance

June 30, 2017 – Katwijk, Netherlands – On the road, cycling across the Netherlands on The Amazing Ride for Alzheimers, Judy Steffes shares, “Tried to get to several communities today just to get some miles under my belt. While the maps are great and very detailed, my cartography skills

Kewaskum Varsity/JV baseball takes 2 wins from West Bend East | By Poole Family

June 29, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Kewaskum Varsity played at home with a 6-5 victory while JV traveled to West Bend against East and upset them 10-7. Pitching duties came from Jacob Loehr and Kyle Pamperpin, striking out last batter, to clinch the win for Varsity while

Washington County judge to Jackson man: “selfish, immature, irresponsible”| By Bob Nelson

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June 29, 2017 – Washington County, WI – A Washington County judge this week called a 22-year-old Jackson man “selfish, immature and irresponsible” then sentenced him to five years in prison for causing a traffic accident that killed a woman and injured others. Dylan Hodgson tried to pass two vehicles

Shuttle Service available to Summerfest attendees

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June 29, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Enjoy Summerfest without the hassle of driving. Park your car for FREE then ride the GO Riteway shuttle to Summerfest from Washington County.

Get ready for local fireworks and 4th of July parade

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June 29, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Tuesday, the annual 4th of July parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. in West Bend with the parade route as follows (same route as last year): The lineup will take place on Main Street in front of Badger Middle School. The

VIDEO | West Bend Early Risers Kiwanis Dedicates Bench to Al Moehr | By Brian Lambrecht

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June 29, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Early Risers Kiwanis dedicated a bench at Regner Park this morning to Al Moehr.     The dedication with the Moehr family took place at 8:30 a.m. (see video below) (Photo, L to R): Allen Moehr II, Rebecca

West Bend Mayor testifies in Madison on “DarkStore” loophole

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June 29, 2017 – Madison, WI – West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow testified today before the Wisconsin Assembly Ways and Means Committee in an effort to encourage lawmakers to close a loophole in a law that allows viable big box stores to contest their property assessments and ask their store

Wednesday night’s storms dumped over 1.5″ of rain in West Bend | By Ruth Marks

June 29, 2017 – West Bend – Wednesday night’s barrage of heavy thunderstorms left 1.5″ of rain on the west side of Big Cedar Lake. It also left behind a unique view of a double rainbow at sunset from Highway K facing towards Big Cedar Lake shortly afterwards. Photo

UW announces promotions and tenure; two Washington county faculty on list

June 28, 2017 – Two UW-Washington County faculty have received promotions and tenure. 

Obit: Charles H. Pantle, Jr., 89, of Fredonia

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June 28, 2017 – Fredonia, WI – Charles H. Pantle, Jr. of Fredonia died on Friday, June 23, 2017 at his home at the age of 89 years. He was born on May 15, 1928 in Highland Park, IL to the late Charles and Sophie (nee Henrichs) Pantle.  He grew

Obit: Daniel Ebert, 82, of Fillmore

June 28, 2017 – Fillmore, WI – Daniel H. Ebert of Fillmore died on Monday, June 26, 2017 at his home at the age of 82 years. He was born on September 14, 1934 in the Town of Osceola to the late John and Alvina (nee Kutz) Ebert.

PHOTO GALLERY: Knocking Holland windmill off bucket list

June 28, 2017 – Leiden, Holland – The De Valk, or The Falcon, is a tower mill that dates to 1743.  It is seven floors in all and used to be home to the miller’s family and even a cow or two. If you’ve ever wanted to tour a real

Meijer plays the “dark store” card. 

June 28, 2017 – Washington, Co. – West Bend Mayor Kraig Sadownikow will be testifying in Madison on Thursday in an effort to encourage lawmakers to close a loophole in a law that allows viable big box stores to contest their property assessments and ask their store be charged

Kewaskum JV2 loses to Homestead

June 28, 2017: Tuesday night, Kewaskum’s JV2 lost to Homestead on the road with a score of 13-5.  Mason Pomeroy went 4 for 4, scored 3 runs, and stole 4 bases during the game. Next game is Thursday, June 29 at Kewaskum against Port Washington at 9:30  am. Photo

Former Mayville Police Chief makes initial court appearance | By Bob Nelson

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June 28, 2017 – Mayville, WI – Former Mayville Police Chief Chris MacNeill made his initial court appearance in Dodge County Court this week on charges of misconduct in office and obstructing an officer. He allegedly altered documents in 2011 to help the son of a Mayville police officer get

Kewaskum takes Grafton; Christenson hits solo home run | By Poole Family

June 28, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – Kewaskum JV beat Grafton 9-2 at home, while Varsity won 10-2 at Grafton. Kewaskum JV takes the win bringing three pitchers to the mound- Dogs, Block and Christenson. Luke Christenson hit a solo homerun for JV. Dalton Poole and Pamperpin took the mound

Obit: Dorothy “Tina” Gonnering of West Bend

June 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Dorothy “Tina” Gonnering, went home to be with the Lord on June 26, 2017.  Dorothy was born the oldest of two daughters on October 24, 1937 to Alvin and Emma (nee Oberle) Koenings, in Barton, Wisconsin.

Have faith in God but lock your bike

June 27, 2017 – Judy Steffes, WCI editor, is currently on a bicycle tour in the Netherlands raising funds for Alzheimer’s programs at local Cedar Community. Today Steffes rode into Leiden and got pretty close to a number of bee hives, climbed a four-story spiral staircase and shared other

Car versus bike accident in neighboring Dodge County

June 27, 2017 – Beaver Dam Township, WI – On 06-27-17 at 3:22 pm, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle versus bicycle crash on CTH S at the intersection with S. Center Road in the Township of Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Preliminary investigation shows that

Cause of blimp crash during U.S. Open released | By Bob Nelson

June 27, 2017 – Erin, WI – Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board have determined what caused an advertising blimp to crash at the U.S. Open near Hartford on June 15. According to the NTSB report the outer fabric of the blimp caught fire near some burners. The blimp

Retail theft at local Pick ‘n Save store | By West Bend Police

June 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On Monday, June 26, at 11:25 a.m., West Bend Police were called to Pick ‘n Save, 2518 W. Washington St. for a male who stole a bottle of liquor. When officers attempted to apprehend the man in the parking lot, he ran

Happy Birthday, Jr. Deputy Morgan

June 27, 2017 – Washington County, WI – Recently our department received a public relations request from a family friend of Eli Morgan.

John Deere green…. On a hot summer night… |By Christopher Blank

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June 27, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Many of us are familiar with the words of Joe Diffie’s hit song “John Deere Green” that came out in 1993, the year the Wisconsin Antique Power Reunion was chartered. Both remain as hits today as 2017 marks the 24th year of

Kewaskum JV2 comes out on top; Donath hits double | By Steiner Family

June 27, 2017 – Kewaskum, WI – Kewaskum JV2 beat Whitefish Bay at home today.  The score was 13-5. Highlight – During the 4th inning, Peyton Donath hit a double to deep center which drove in two runs, making the score 9-5. Next game is Kewaskum at Homestead, on

The Spirit Ride is coming through West Bend | By Ron Naab

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June 27, 2017 – The professionals who earn a living from highway accidents are now taking to the streets to promote highway safety and help safeguard the lives of fellow first responders.   The Spirit Ride will relay a ceremonial casket by car carrier across the nation and back. About
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